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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good morning i'm kristen sze. and i'm cheryl jennings. tens of millions are bracing themselves for hurricane sandy. >> live picture from virginia beach. we don't have that picture now the storm surge there is severe. it is on track to collide with winter storm if the west antarctic air to form a super storm. >> people have been ordered to evacuate from atlantic city, new jersey, casinos are boarded up and closed, part of the boardwalk has wash wad way. >> tourists and locals are
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preparing for flooding and power outages. in new york city waves are splashing over the sea walls. here's t.j. winick live. >> reporter: good afternoon whether here on the southern tip of new jersey or 150 miles north up in new york city, we are expect to see water rise from 6 to 11 feet. it could have a devastating impact on the east coast. forcasters predict this could be the worst storm in two generations. hurricane sandy is strengthening and heading north. with 50 million in its path. the eye is expect to make landfall late monday night in atlantic city, new jersey but pack communites hundreds of miles away. -- >> -- >> this is going to be a big storm, a difficult storm the great thing about america is we all pull together. >> reporter: the real fear is sandy's stor surge, fueled by high winds and a full moon. >> we are talking the ocean coming in causing massive
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flooding. >> reporter: already a spectacle early monday in cape may, the angry atlantic is the real fear for locals like tom. >> i think it is mostly water. >> reporter: seen in satellite imagery the ominous system has grown to almost 1,000 miles wide. the federal govenment in d.c. has been shutdown. this morning the largest transit system in the country is not running. threats of massive flooding closed hundreds of miles of new york subways, trains and buses through tuesday morningeey affecting nine million commuters. >> do not underestimate this storm. these forecasts for the surge are really extraordinary. >> reporter: philadelphia, washington and new jersey's transit systems, all suspended. so is amtrak and nearly 7,000 flights from north carolina to boston, cancelled. >> it is not the airlines' fault you can't control the weather. just go with the flow.
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>> reporter: offshore these already impressive waves have been measured at over 20 feet high. the real concern here on the jersey shore is the next high tide that is scheduled for after 7:30 this evening. t.j. winick, abc news. let's find out where hurricane sandy is now. meteorologist mike nicco is in the weather center. when do you expect the storm to make landfall? quicker than what people areying it has picked up speed winds are going to be sharp and kick up higher waves. here's live doppler out of delaware, you can see the eye wall starting to come into play from hurricane sandy. it is still a hurricane only 75 miles from atlantic city now moving almost 30 miles per hour, that gives it three hours before the eye wall will come ashore. look at this 80 foot piece of
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boardwalk floating down the streets of atlantic city, that's how powerful the waves have been this is 540 miles to the west, look how tall almost 700 miles north and south, massive storm that continues to east at 28 miles per hour. it is going to sit in new england for the better part of this week. if you have plans, call ahead. >> we heard t.j. winick talking about thousands of flights cancelled that is causing a ripple effect for bay area travelers. kira klapper joins us from san francisco international with more. >> reporter: 150 flights through sfo are cancel now. it is only expected to get worse for bay area travelers as the week progresses and hurricane sandy strengthens. hurricane sandy is already making enemies. >> this was my first time flying. i feel like flying is horrible and i don't want to do it again. >> reporter: 18-year-old
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rebecca's flight new jersey of yesterday from new jersey was delayed turning what should have been a six hour trip into 11 hours then missed her connection to burbank. >> most of us missed our flight because it got here at 11. >> reporter: 150 flights, 75 departures and 75 arrivals in and out of sfo cancelled, leaving thousands of customers stranded since the cancellations began yesterday. >> what we are seeing today is a full cancellation of essentially all flying to and from the major east coast cities. this includes washington, d.c. airports, new york airports and boston as well. >> reporter: passengers are urged to check before coming to the airport. some who were proactive are still arriving to hear the bad news. >> i shouldn't be in this line and i'm upset because i wasn't notified via e-mail or text. i'm missing the event i was supposed to be at today in new orleans and they said no >> reporter: while thousands
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wait for days, some until thursday, friday, the million dollar question remain will the giants return home in time for the parade and celebration of their world series win? the answer i'm told, yes. >> they are coming in at 3:00 today on a charter flight. we are looking forward to having them back. >> reporter: great news for the giants and their fans. back to the delays. latest information we have from other bay area airports is, oakland airport has no delays nor can't selled flights most of their flight go through the midwest. san jose international, two jetblue flights are cancelled going to the east coast. for southwest airlines, east coast-bound service is suspended. kira klapper, abc7 news. coming up in six minutes, we are going to return to our team coverage of hurricane sandy's threat to thex%vw east coast including how it is affecting the presidential
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campaign. stay with abc7 news throughout the day for continuing coverage of the storm also updates on turning to giants fever. it is running high in the bay area this morning after the team won its second world series title in three years last night. the players splashed one another with champagne in celebration after beating the tigers. here at home, some of the revelry took a destructive turn. amy hollyfield is live at at&t park. one tough cleanup job. >> reporter: a cleanup job and big job for the police we are getting the numbers now, 35 people were arrested last night are two of them had guns. today people are showing their love for the giants by spending money, buying anything that world series on it. last night people who celebrated some of them a bit more aggressively. the giants weren't here but the fans were. some of them got rowdy celebrating the world series.
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they built a fire in the middle of the intersection of king and third and danced and celebrated around it, saying they just needed a place to party. some of the out of control fans stunned others when they flipped a car over and ripped off the doors. >> i was shocked. i couldn't believe that was happening. scary. it is supposed to be fun too bad there wasn't somewhere we could go. >> reporter: some in the crowd set a muni bus on fire. the bus had just come out of maintenance and was worth $700,000. muni says several other buses were also damaged. in the mission one man lit a firework and barely escaped serious injury when it went off in his hand after a few more bonfires and dumpster fire were lit and bottles and rocks were thrown at officers police decided to declare this party an unlawful assembly and
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ordered everyone to leave. >> these are the people we don't want the streets celebrate , overall they ruin it for everyone else. >> reporter: this morning celebrations turned into big business souvenir stand in front of the ballpark put together before 8:00 this morning, fans were buying anything that said world series on it. fans plan to wear new sheurts and hats at the parade wednesday and they couldn't be more proud of their team. >> it is wonderful. >> reporter: this appears to be a pause in the party. you can't imagine how many have asked us when are the giants coming home? the answer is their flight is scheduled to come in at 3:00 this afternoon. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. i'm sure they will get a huge welcoming committee in case you missed it or you want to savor it again, giants big win came yesterday in extra inning the 10th inning,
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fabulous, beautiful thing. >> it was amazing because it could have gone either way in the last pitch in the 10th, 4 before-3, romo strikes him out, giants -- win 4-3, ticker tape parade wednesday morning. >> san francisco mayor lee announced last night the city will salute the world series champs as they did in 2010 when this downtown parade concluded with a celebration at civic center plaza. >> the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of market street to the civic center the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch live here on abc 7 wednesday and streamed live through ipad app and website, you can also find more details on you may have been one of these folks, 10,000 packed the
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civic center if san francisco to watch the game last night. that's the mess they left. it wasn't too bad, all things considered. crews are finishing cleanup. >> nobody minded the work. >> that was a good one. >> coming up we continue our team coverage of hurricane sandy including how it is an already affecting the presidential race. dramatic warehouse fire in the south bay ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage
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hurricane sandy is throwing the presidential candidates off course. katie marzullo join us from the newsroom with more. >> reporter: president obama said over an hour ago he's confident state and federal agencies are properly prepared for the storm. a lot of that prep means shutting things down and getting the of town. as rare as it was at the u.s. financial markets were closed today they are going to stay closed tomorrow this is the reason people are supposed to evacuate ahead of a hurricane the unpredictable ocean caught in north carolina a rogue wave knocked matt gutman and his producer off their feet. the crew of the hm bunny had to abandon ship. the coast guard has -- rescued cued 14 onboard, two are still missing. >> the two that remain unaccounted for made it off the vessel but did not make
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night life rafts. >> reporter: in new york the stillness that is shocking grand central center empty, stock exchange silent. authorities fear sandy could turn lower manhattan into a flood zone. mayor bloomberg and a host of east goes governors are driving hope the importance of evacuating. >> conditions are deteriorating rapidly and the window for you getting out safely is closing. >> reporter: the landscape of the presidential campaign is changing. president obama is back at the white house. he cut short a campaign trip to florida and cancelled plans to campaign tomorrow in wisconsin. the president addressed the nation over an hour ago. >> the president: if the public is not following instructions that makes it more dangerous for people and i means that we could have fatalities that could have been avoided. >> reporter: mitt romney cancelled his plans for tonight appear tomorrow morning. this morning his staff loaded storm relief supplies to take them to centers in virginia. >> our thoughts and prayers are with people in harm's way. >> reporter: in
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washington, d.c., the u.s. supreme court did hold its normal session today. the justices have rescheduled tomorrow's arguments for thursday. katie marzullo, abc7 news. meteorologist mike nicco here with a fresh update about the power outages. >> i was checking twitter nearly 300,000 people without power, new jersey 92,000 already and the eye wall is still a good three to four hours away. it is a devastating -- devastation waiting to happen i should say. emeryville we have clouds, the sun will come out today, cooling trend on the way update for that rain who is getting to get wet while trick-or-treating. why the bay area's green
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suspicious warehouse fire under investigation in san jose. we have pictures showing huge flames shooting through the roof of this vacant building on almaden road. fire broke out before 4:00 this morning the warehouse housed gymnastics. investigators say it is the third major fire in san jose in the past 24 hours. gas praises still dropping fast, 26 cents in the last week -- according to aaa average price in california dropped by the biggest amount
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for one week. gallon of regular in san francisco will cost $4.29 down from $4.51 a week. oakland $4.15. san jose $4.12, 28 cent drop if a week ago. >> still expensive. >> yeah. -- >> mike has been checking the latest on that hurricane sandy. >> amazing what is happening trying to push that water into that small area delaware bay, hudson bay that's why you can see everything is rising and flooding that's why this is the real deal compared to some of the others that haven't panned out before. back home, good morning, still have issues here as we come up on 11:20 from mount tamalpais, a lot of cloud cover around case the next couple of hours or so as that starts to fade off. east bay hills, east bay valleys fog was never an issue
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from vollmer peak in the east bay hills towards diablo. here at home, just picking up cloud cover, a little mist in morning which is what you get with fog, no drizzle and no rain, not expecting any until we get to wednesday, unfortunately the timing is going to be bad for some of us if you are traveling 37 from novato towards napa or near that, still a lot of thick fog there and along the coast quarter mile visibility still at half moon bay. fairfield, santa rosa, concord livermore seeing sunshine, fairfield, antioch, concord livermore in the 60s mid and upper 60s sun around mountain view, san jose and los gatos low to mid 60s there. everybody else in the 50s. 58 santa cruz, low to mid 60s the rest of the monterey bay and inland. you can see clouds quickly evaporating from inland areas going to take longer around the bay, we see a little bit
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of a clearing trend along the coast i think you are going to have the brunt of clouds rest of us fading to sunshine cooler today through thursday rain likely for halloween. let's talk about today's temperatures low to mid 60s coast into san francisco low to mid 70s most of us east bay valleys sunshine upper 70s monterey bay 66 monterey mid 70s the rest of the bay mid to upper 70s inland. tonight everybody gets cloud cover, even a little drizzle along the coast mild, low to mid 50s. fast forward to wednesday morning, increase in clouds, maybe a little drizzle for the morning as we start to infuse moisture ahead of this system. through lunch, nothing, 3:00 not much in the way, maybe sprinkles after that 3:00 hour the organized wet weather starts to move in, steadier rain you can see that it only makes it into the heart of the bay by midnight. if you are trick-or-treating in the north bay you are going to see the rain move in us a
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are trick-or-treating. the rest of us sprinkles maybe drizzle. after you finished trick-or-treating, hopefully by 9:00, then you can see the rain is going to move in through thursday's morning commute. i'm more concerned outside of the north bay with thursday's morning commute than rain for halloween. temperatures coolest thursday, because nav rain cooled air locked in. friday more sunshine. saturday and sunday temperatures get closer to average. that's the way our local forecast looks now. i think we'll have a recap of sandy when we come back at the bottom of the show. i'm going to work on that now. 10,000 flights have now been cancelled as a result of hurricane sandy. >> having a ripple effect from here to europe. we'll keep an eye on it. the bay area's own green day is cancelling its concert schedule through early next year. according to band member, billy joe armstrong's
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well-being is their main concern. right now he's undergoing treatment for substance abuse after a public me down during a las vegas show in september. in a statement released today: armstrong is still in rehab but doing much better ii we will continue to track hurricane sandy as the nation's larg
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coming up at 3:00 on katie jennifer lopez opens up about live after divorce and why age is nothing but a number. then at 4, anti-smoking laws are restrictions leading to better public health? then at 5, what is in for for california students now that endeavour has reached its final destination. those stories and more today. let's check in on hurricane sandy, east coast bracing for the worst for what forcasters believe could be a deadly superstorm, airports, schools, government agencies, transit, all closed along the eastern seaboard, 10,000 flights cancelled expected to make landfall within hours. mike has the latest ii out of -- dover delaware spinning there, strongest
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thunderstorms within 50 miles of atlantic city now is starting to accelerate northwest almost 30 miles per hour you can see it is going to be there over the next two to three hours when the rain is going to get heaviest, when the storm surge is going to be the greatest our fastest winds around no 60 to 65 miles per hour. from all of us here at abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> we will continue to cover hurricane sandy. the weather team will update you on air every hour. >> turn to
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